Here at Wake Evolution we are 3 partners who are complete wakeboard and wake surf addicts. We all love the sport and would like to see wakeboarding and wakesurfing grow within the UAE and Middle East.
Currently we are located in Dubai, partnering with Riva Beach Club on the Palm Jumeriah. However we enjoy riding all around the UAE.
Here is a quick overview of the wakeboard scene in the UAE. As a rider I have to admit that the best conditions in the UAE are in Abu Dhabi. You will find nice flat conditions at all times. The waters are absolutely beautiful with mangrove all over. Abu Dhabi waters kind of reminds you of Thailand from time to time. The capital Abu Dhabi also offers great nightlife and the spirit of the people is more down to earth compared to Dubai.
Wakeboarding in Dubai is without a doubt still unforgettable; riding with a view of monumental icons such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm jumeriah and the sheikhs massive yacht parked at his private island is definitely a great scene. However if you are an advanced rider we would recommend to try and book early morning or week days to avoid heavy traffic on the waters. Riding with rollers is not ideal if you’re trying to learn a new trick. 😉
In a nutshell if you live in Dubai, your best options are during the week early morning ride before work and during the weekend relax and enjoy the mangroves in Abu Dhabi.